An elderly couple from Altoona -- Harvey Wick, 85, and Ruth Wick, 84 -- died in a single-vehicle crash on I-94 in eastern St. Croix County Monday evening, according to the Wisconsin State Patrol. A third occupant of the vehicle sustained non-life-threatening injuries.
River Falls Fire Chief Scott Nelson says that even with the recent light rains, conditions remain dry and the fire ban for the area will continue. Nelson has talked with fire chiefs in Hudson and Prescott who concur about this decision.
Healthier Together-St. Croix County is receiving a Transform Wisconsin Impact Grant to promote active communities in St. Croix County. The $160,000 grant will be invested over the next two-and-a-half years in collaborative, multifaceted strategies to help increase physical activity in our communities as we work toward long-term, sustainable change.
Willow River State Park, 1034 County Highway A, will host a kids fishing contest on Sunday, June 3, from 8:30 a.m. to noon. The contest is open to children up to age 12. There will be three age groups: 6 and under fish from 9-9:45 a.m.; ages 7-9, from 10-10:45 a.m.; and ages 9-12, from 11-11:45 a.m. There is a $1 per child entry fee. The contest starts at 9 a.m. and registration opens at 8:30 p.m. Prizes are awarded after each age group. The prizes are for the largest fish, smallest fish and the most fish.
Longtime Golden Gopher public address voice Dick Jonckowski will provide the entertainment for St. Croix EDC’s Business of the Year banquet on Thursday, Feb. 16, at Kilkarney Hills, 163 Radio Road in River Falls.
The St. Croix Valley Restorative Justice Program has been serving Pierce and St. Croix Counties since 2001. The program provides the community with a variety of services and resources. The primary mission of SCVRJP is to promote peace and belonging using Restorative Justice.
The American Cancer Society, Healthier Together-St. Croix County (formally St. Croix County Community Health Improvement Plan) and the Western Wisconsin Working for Tobacco-Free Living coalition are urging all tobacco users in St. Croix County to quit for at least 24 hours. The Great American Smoke-Out is Thursday, Nov. 17.
The St. Croix Valley Bar Association will staff a free legal clinic from 6-7:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 12, in the St. Croix County Community Room of the St. Croix County Government Center. No appointment is necessary.
St. Croix County Circuit Court judges Scott Needham, Eric Lundell, Edward Vlack and Howard Cameron and Court Commissioner Steve Dunlap presented the annual state of the courts report to the board of supervisors Tuesday morning.
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